6576107 First ex-SilkAir 737 (was 9V-MGI) now in VA colors as VH-IWQ. I assume she still has to have its interior changed to VA standard in BNE. Interestingly, it looks like there is no name for her as yet. Did they just paint the tail and add decals? There’s a noticeable difference in the white on...Jump to post
I’m surprised SYD-SIN hasn’t been brought forward to November. With Singapore easing border restrictions for fully vaccinated passengers, it seems like a logical add 3x weekly alongside LHR and LAX. Singapore has not yet established a VTL (Vaccinated Travel Lane) with Australia. Hence no news regar...Jump to post
Fuling wrote:Like the OP, my shortest widebody flight is Istanbul Ataturk-Izmir on a mix of TK A332, A343 and B77W.
My longest narrowbody flight would be Brisbane-Perth on a QF B738.
As much as they want to do it, I don’t think the balance sheet can handle a 737 replacement order and an A350 order right now. Bear in mind that the 737 replacement order will according to Qantas involve a staged spend-and-delivery program spread over a decade, so this won't be one massive hit to t...Jump to post
Like the OP, my shortest widebody flight is Istanbul Ataturk-Izmir on a mix of TK A332, A343 and B77W.
My longest narrowbody flight would be Brisbane-Perth on a QF B738.
I assume the cabin crew on DRW-LHR will be the LHR based crew who previously did QF9 between PER and LHR. Wasn’t that base closed? I thought all LHR and AKL crew were made redundant? Was there a CHC base too? Doubt there are many (100 or so) QAL crew left - only QCCD and QCCA. If that’s the case, h...Jump to post
Lingon wrote:There is another thread for this, last post only two weeks ago https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1454913, which I think started this "Aeroplane XYZ whose have you flown".
One I'm sure a lot of us have been waiting for! To kick things off, I've got: -300 Qantas / SYD-PER, PER-SYD -400 Air New Zealand / BNE-AKL, AKL-BNE (these were the first flight I remember, and the one I fell in love with flying on. So it definitely has a special place) Lufthansa / BOS-FRA-PVG Catha...Jump to post
Actually, including their wholly-owned subsidiaries, American Airlines Group is already over the 1000 mark.Jump to post
. . . not sure what numbering was used for the old Fiesta route to LHR through Mexico and Bermuda. Seriously dredging the memory banks (it was one or two years ago after all) but I think they were QF580/581. Obviously prior to the current numbering system. Those flight numbers ring a bell. I seem t...Jump to post
Just to keep this going, it's time for the 'A330 - Whose have you flown?' thread. This includes the NEO as well. I'm guessing there will be quite a few unique answers on this one! For my flight records, I've got: -200 Air China x10, Turkish Airlines x2, Qantas x1, Qatar Airways x1, Etihad x1 -300 Qa...Jump to post
Excellent idea -well done Finnair They must have decades of data on travel and customers from ARN and their fantastic Asian crews are hard to beat Surprisingly, on my AY/CX HEL-HKG-CGK flight, AY managed to nail the Asian meal better than CX! Not to mention the superiority of their A359 compared to...Jump to post
With SQ's current short haul and regional route network, there is no route that the B737NG and B737Max cannot operate. Longer routes will just be operated by A359/ B78X. Almost. Most (if not all) of eastern Australia has now gone to regional eqp for SQ. As stated, it's 78X and A359 (9V-SH* regional...Jump to post
The rest of SkyTeam? Where are Air France, KLM, Korean Air, China Airlines and Garuda? Also, give the 'Aeroflot to BOM and SIN' rhetoric a rest.Jump to post
Auckland Bengaluru Brisbane Busan Chiang Mai Christchurch Colombo Da Nang Kaohsiung Kona Melbourne Phuket I'd say only Kaohsiung, Kona or Melbourne are the realistic destinations off that list. If Virgin Australia don't commence BNE-HND, ANA might go with Brisbane too. Istanbul, Milan, Stockholm an...Jump to post
Wow - Qantas A380s coming back from June 2022, with five by end of 2022 for LAX and SIN-LHR, but two will be retired. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-a380s-to-return-from-june-2022 Another optimistic announcement. What’s the bet that Nancy-Bird will be one of the two to fly into reti...Jump to post
DOT Allows Foreign Carriers To Operate Afghanistan Evacuations The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has loosened its rules on foreign airlines to operate evacuation flights. With the goal of speeding up the evacuation of refugees and key personnel from Afghanistan, the DOT has given...Jump to post
TK706 IST - KBL has turned around. Heading back towards Turkmenistan.Jump to post
\ How about SQ and BR? I think you are missing those 2 star alliance carriers. Sorry, I forgot about EVA. I didn't include SQ as I think they're only operating cargo flights now (I think), but you're right they are a scheduled Star Alliance member into BNE. Do/did the JQ 787s fly into KIX? I though...Jump to post
ushuaia wrote:27.07.2021 - New Route Announcement
Incorporation decided to start operating scheduled flights, based on market conditions, to CEB.
https://investor.turkishairlines.com/en ... nouncement
On QF's socials, I saw they mentioned a flight to Tokyo tomorrow (7/17) for the Olympic team. Are they operating a charter this year? While I can't imagine there will be any celebrations, I was wondering if there are any details floating around?Jump to post
BenTheGreat97 wrote:squattie wrote:First underwater photos released today: https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2021/07/10/ntsb-releases-first-images-cargo-plane-wreckage-deep-waters-off-oahu/
That'll buff out
squattie wrote:First underwater photos released today: https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2021/07/10/ntsb-releases-first-images-cargo-plane-wreckage-deep-waters-off-oahu/
Let's see if this is made into a movie...Jump to post
http://theqantassource.com/ Farewell to the above source which was rich of information. Another reference tool gone by the wayside. Any idea why it closed? I have no knowledge of why, but I would suspect that website maintenance is not a quick and easy job, after 10 years the operators might have h...Jump to post
I have this idea since long, which has never materialised even before the Covid-19 pandemic days. It's a well known fact that there's a well-addicted Jewish community in Israel for gambling and there's a big gambling center (with huge casinos...) in Macau. If well negotiated with the Chinese author...Jump to post
Cool routing - we don't often see big great circle routes in the southern hemisphere. I wonder if the test team even notices? Others have also been asking about the return - whther it will travel via the US to pick up cargo, or other duties elsewhere. Does anyone know the answer re expected return ...Jump to post
You can track the flight live here: https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA6079/2835fc4e This route more than an hour longer than the world's longest flown route pre-Corona (SIN-JFK). SIN - JFK 9537 mi BNE - UVF 10057 mi SINEWR still flies. SIA24 SIN - EWR. Wait… wasn’t the flight supposed to change over...Jump to post
Ansett Australia B767-200 as a kid. I used to have a neighbour who worked as a shift manager, and whenever I went to BNE he would take me onboard between turn arounds and get me swag and drinks in those mini cans. Just never got to fly on the AN B762s.Jump to post
Yes IIRC it was 7 daily flights max to any where in Germany. It's actually any frequency (IIRC) to any four points in Germany. Pre-COVID EK had 10x daily flights to Germany. Yes, and Germany said if you want unlimited ports then you get 7 daily flights instead as above? Oh, whoops! Missed that some...Jump to post
The situation of traffic rights for UAE Airlines to Germany has not changed, a EU-UAE open skies failed a couple of years ago. Honestly I dont think we will ever see them at Berlin before, one day, there might be a Open Skies. I absolutely do not see them ditch MUC, FRA, DUS or HAM for BER. There w...Jump to post